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Boston Rent Comparison: What $4,000/Month Gets You Right Now

Including in Brighton, the South End, and Dorchester

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Among American cities, only in Boston (and perhaps NYC and San Fran) could $4,000 a month for an apartment seem a relative steal in any circumstance. And, yet, the sum pretty much falls in the middle of what the city has to offer in terms of choicer spreads with sweeteners such as parking and outdoor space. Our latest Curbed Comparisons looks at apartment options for $4K, including in Brighton, Dorchester, and the South End.

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1. 138 Beacon Street, 1st Floor

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138 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

This 1-BR, 1.5-BA apartment runs to just over 1,000 square feet and comes with a deeded parking space as part of the rent. There is also a private patio out back.

2. 37 Beacon Street, #21

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37 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

A garaged parking space is included in the rent for this 1-BR, 1-BA. It is 770 square feet and can be had fully furnished.

3. Ritz-Carlton Residences North Tower, #10E

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1 Avery St
Boston, MA 02111

This 643-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA includes a valet parking space in its rent.

4. 28 Thornley Street, #2

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28 Thornley St
Boston, MA 02125

The fruit of a major renovation, this 5-BR, 2-BA includes a W/D in its $4,000 rent. The square footage is not available, but we gather this apartment is big. The listing promises a "second living room" on the top floor. No parking, alas.

5. 36 Perthshire Road, #21

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36 Perthshire Rd
Brighton, MA 02135

Driveway parking is included in the $4K/month rent for this 4-BR, 2-BA apartment. There's a W/D, too.

6. 9-17 Harcourt Street, #202

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17 Harcourt St
Boston, MA 02116

A garaged parking space is included in the rent for this 1,048-square-foot 2-BR, 2-BA. It also has in-unit laundry.

1. 138 Beacon Street, 1st Floor

138 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116

This 1-BR, 1.5-BA apartment runs to just over 1,000 square feet and comes with a deeded parking space as part of the rent. There is also a private patio out back.

138 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02116

2. 37 Beacon Street, #21

37 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108

A garaged parking space is included in the rent for this 1-BR, 1-BA. It is 770 square feet and can be had fully furnished.

37 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

3. Ritz-Carlton Residences North Tower, #10E

1 Avery St, Boston, MA 02111

This 643-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA includes a valet parking space in its rent.

1 Avery St
Boston, MA 02111

4. 28 Thornley Street, #2

28 Thornley St, Boston, MA 02125

The fruit of a major renovation, this 5-BR, 2-BA includes a W/D in its $4,000 rent. The square footage is not available, but we gather this apartment is big. The listing promises a "second living room" on the top floor. No parking, alas.

28 Thornley St
Boston, MA 02125

5. 36 Perthshire Road, #21

36 Perthshire Rd, Brighton, MA 02135

Driveway parking is included in the $4K/month rent for this 4-BR, 2-BA apartment. There's a W/D, too.

36 Perthshire Rd
Brighton, MA 02135

6. 9-17 Harcourt Street, #202

17 Harcourt St, Boston, MA 02116

A garaged parking space is included in the rent for this 1,048-square-foot 2-BR, 2-BA. It also has in-unit laundry.

17 Harcourt St
Boston, MA 02116